Yasushi Kaneko (金子 恭之, Kaneko Yasushi, born February 27, 1961) is a Japanese politician who served as Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications from October 2021 to August 2022. He is serving in the House of Representatives as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.
|Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications|
4 October 2021 – 10 August 2022
|Prime Minister||Fumio Kishida|
|Preceded by||Ryota Takeda|
|Succeeded by||Minoru Terada|
|Born||27 February 1961|
Kuma District, Kumamoto, Japan
|Political party||Liberal Democratic|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
A native of Kuma District, Kumamoto and graduate of Waseda University, Kaneko was elected for the first time in 2000 as an independent. He later joined the LDP.
His profile on the LDP website:
Kaneko is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi, and a member of the following right-wing groups at the Diet:
Kaneko gave the following answers to the questionnaire submitted by Mainichi to parliamentarians in 2012: